30

Jun

How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

Hearing aids do not last forever, and with time, must be replaced. Typically, you can expect hearing aids to last between two and seven years before they fail. Every type of hearing aid varies in how long they are expected to last, and the lifespan will vary, person to person.&nb...

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30

Jun

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Headphones and Hearing Loss

Most of us are aware that loud noises can damage our hearing. The pandemic has altered our social lives, so loud concerts, big gatherings, and noisy restaurants have had little to no effect on us for some time now. Instead, we have traded boisterous, crowded rooms for cranked-up...

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30

Jun

Protect Yourself From Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

It’s summertime and the tail-end of a pandemic. Finally, the world is slowly getting back to normal, and people are ready to let loose. If your summer plans involve parties, concerts, fireworks, or any boisterous revelry, be aware of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). ...

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30

Jun

Older woman putting on a hearing aid.

Twenty-First Century Hearing Aids

Is it time to get a hearing aid, but you’re feeling hesitant? For many Americans, the stigma attached to hearing loss and hearing aids prevents them from taking the next step, but hearing loss isn’t just about missing out on conversations. Evidence shows that loss of...

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30

Jun

Illustration of sound waves entering the ear and reaching the eardrum.

How to Protect Your Hearing

Have you heard the news? May is Better Hearing Month. Perhaps thinking about your hearing health is not something you do daily, but we don’t realize what we have until it’s gone.  Here are some proactive ways you can preserve your hearing:  Protect your ears...

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30

Jun

The Modern Day Earache

Have you noticed that remote work is wreaking havoc on your ear health? Here are the signs and what you can do about it. When the quarantine hit, we were warned about a few challenges that may follow: depression, isolation, boredom, a shortage of toilet paper. I was prepared to d...

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30

Jun

Too Young for Hearing Loss?

I’m a Gen Xer; therefore, most of my friends are also Gen Xers. We’re no spring chickens, but we’re also not on Medicare yet. Sure, our eyes don’t work as well as they used to, and our metabolisms have slowed down for quite some time, but for the most part...

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30

Jun

Hearing Loss Linked to Dementia

by Katherine Griffin, Katherine Bouton, AARP It really doesn’t seem fair: Hearing loss, a troublesome fact of life for more than 48 million Americans, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, may increase the risk of cognitive problems and even dementia. By the...

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30

Jun

How to Rock Out With Headphones Without Damaging Your Hearing

Whether it’s jamming out during a workout or starting the morning with a podcast, many of us spend time every day with earbuds blasting sound into our ears. While these little sonic feeding tubes can fill us with satisfying sounds, they can also damage our hearing. But with...

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30

Jun

Helping Children Hear Around The World

The Choc family, mom dad and three children, arrived at the Obras Hospital clinic early Monday morning after traveling 5 hours from their village to see the doctor. The mom and dad are profoundly deaf as are all three children. They waited patiently all day to be seen by Dr. Caro...

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